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Japanese-Brand Automakers Increase U.S. Economic Contributions to New Record Highs

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) USA office today released impressive new data spotlighting the positive economic contributions Japanese automakers are making to the United States. These 2014 figures represent record-high numbers for the percentage of North American-built Japanese-brand vehicles sold in the U.S., U.S. production, exports from U.S. plants, and purchases of American-made auto parts by Japanese automakers.

“On the verge of a historic trade deal, Japanese automakers are strengthening their commitment to the United States. This is proven by the fact that an unprecedented 74% of Japanese-brand vehicles sold in the U.S. are built in North America. JAMA members also have record-high U.S. production, exports from U.S. plants, and American-made parts purchases, which demonstrates Japanese automakers’ dedication to investing in America,” said Ron Bookbinder, General Director of JAMA USA.

The statistics released indicate that JAMA member companies are an integral part of the U.S. economy. Their commitment to America leads to more U.S. jobs and more U.S. exports. The JAMA USA office also released a first round of data in early June, which included record-high employment numbers and cumulative investment in manufacturing plants.

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